Issue 68178 - eyedropper doesn't work on some metafile types
Summary: eyedropper doesn't work on some metafile types
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 680m179
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-08-05 12:24 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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document with the decribed metafiles (14.35 KB, application/
2006-08-05 12:26 UTC, Regina Henschel
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Description Regina Henschel 2006-08-05 12:24:56 UTC
I use OOo-dev m180 but the error is in previous versions too.

Take a draw document and draw a rectangle. Set the background to a gradient from
red to green.
Copy the rectangle and insert it as "GDI Metafile".
Copy the rectangle and convert it "To Metafile".
Mark the rectangle and export it to "StarViewMetafile (.svm)". Insert the
generated grafic.

Open the eyedropper. Fetch red with the pipette and set 'recplace with' to blue
with a 50% tolerance.
Now click on either of the metafiles you generated above. The Replace button is
enabled, but clicking it does nothing.

To see, what should happen, export the rectangle to "Enhanced Metafile" and
insert the grafic. Now clicking on Replace half of the rectangle will become
blue as expected. Also grafics in OS/2 Metafile (.met) and Windows Metafile
(.wmf) will work. (Export to wmf is buggy, but that is another issue.)

Replacement should work or, if it is not intended to work on such metafiles,
then the Replace button should be disabled.
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2006-08-05 12:26:29 UTC
Created attachment 38288 [details]
document with the decribed metafiles
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2006-08-07 13:20:37 UTC
Reproducible. Reassigned.
Comment 3 Armin Le Grand 2006-08-08 10:56:57 UTC
AW->KA: Maybe it's not supported for all kinds of MetaFiles, then it indeed
should be disabled. You know better about EyeDropper then me, but i guess
application and UI should take control...
Comment 4 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:31:12 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".